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Kitchener Public Library is home to several unique and specialized collections.

Housed at Central Library, these topically-focused subject areas include adult literacy materials, resources for people living with autism spectrum disorder, government documents and a wide-ranging local history and genealogy research collection.

We are grateful for the donations, partnerships and grants that have allowed these resources to flourish.

Autism collection

To help people living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, friends and educators, the library houses a unique collection of health information.
The autism collection, located on the upper floor of Central Library, was made possible through the vision and generous financial donations of Waterloo Wellington Autism Services. The collection contains resources and information for families and individuals of all ages, researchers and educators.

Browse the autism collection

Government documents

We collect publications from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. You can access federal and Ontario bills, laws and regulations and census data at Central Library or online. You may also access some documents from the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener.

Literacy collection

It is never too late to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills! We support literacy by providing collections, programs and spaces for adult learners as well as their teachers and tutors.

The literacy collection includes:

  • English grammar, pronunciation, spelling and writing
  • Math, financial literacy, computer skills, life skills
  • Short stories and kits (book with CD)
  • Teacher resources - LBS and ESL

Local history

The Grace Schmidt Room (GSR), located on the upper floor of Central Library, is a collection of local history and genealogy resources available for in-library use only.

Learn more about our local history collection